Monday, July 8, 2019

Tuesday Tagline #148

Ace Double D-303 War of the Wing-Men by Poul Anderson. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller 1958

Marooned on a lethal planet    



  
 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is a Top Ten character freebie! Yay- I love freebies usually, although this time I was unsure which direction I wanted to go. I finally decided to go with characters that I'd like to know more about, or that I think have hidden depths, or a fascinating story to tell- in some cases they are characters whose life or story ended too soon, making it doubly tragic that we don't get to see more. So what do you think- any of these work for you as hidden depth characters? 

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)  

Quentyn Martell - poor Quentyn. Can't say much re: spoilers, but... is there a nicer guy in Martin's world? Sending him off to woo Dany... he has a tough road. I think he gets overlooked a lot, but he added a lot to the story, in some ways. Any thoughts? 

Planet of Exile (Hainish Cycle #2)

The farborns - I always kinda wanted to know more about the other colonists. 

The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)

The plesiosaur - it might sound odd, but honestly- I felt like this was a dropped plot line, or just not developed enough- Storm had a bond with a plesiosaur but I didn't think we found out nearly enough about why

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The Blue Wizards - aka Alatar and Pallando, who went into the east of Middle-earth and are not heard from again. What was their story?  

The Hunger Games

Finnick - we do know about his tragic backstory, but I just loved him and Kat as teammates.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

The crew - basically anyone on the Wayfarer. 

Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)

ART - aka Asshole Research Transport. The relationship between Murderbot and ART was priceless. 

City of the Lost (Rockton, #1)

Jen - yeah she's a wench but she's fascinating. Isn't it time we learned more about her? And more Ty Cypher too while we're at it! 

Winter Soldier: The Complete Collection

Winter Soldier - remember how he was a badass? And then all of a sudden he practically disappeared from the movies? I mean he was the heir apparent, I thought- I love Falcon but I wanted Sebastian to get the shield. Why is he so low profile now?? 


Neal Adams 5 Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar Cover

La - the high priestess of the Flaming God. I always liked her. 

34 comments:

  1. I sure wouldn't want to be marooned on a lethal planet. It sounds very ominous. I would love to get more of Finnick's backstory too. He is such an interesting character.

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  2. I see lots of people always mention Finnick, but to be honest... I don't really remember his character in the book. Maybe in part because it's far from a favorite novel, which I'm sure always affects a reader's memory. :D Great topic!

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  3. It would be really interesting to know more about Finnick! Great choice of list, Greg! My TTT

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  4. Quentyn yes! I have a soft spot for that one

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  5. What a great idea for your freebie character choice. I will steal it sometime. My TTT list

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  6. There are so many characters in GoT that I don't remember Quentyn. I would say that I'd like to do a reread before Winds of Winter comes out (hahaha) but the books take forever to read. Finnick was a good guy too.

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  7. What a lovely list! You have me more curious about Kelley Armstrong's work again too!

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  8. Definitely agree about Quentyn. I'd love to know more. Finnick is a good one too.

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  9. I would love a Finnick centered story. What really happened to him in the games. He would have such things to say. Great choices!

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  10. There are such great characters in the Hunger Games. Finnick is one of my faves too and Mags. Are you excited for the prequel coming out next year?

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  11. What a great topic. I agree, in so many books, there is always a character or two we want to learn more about!

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  12. Interesting take on the theme. I want to know more about Finnick and The Winter Solider as well. Here is my post https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2019/07/top-ten-tuesdays-favorite-female.html

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  13. I been eyeing The Extinction Trials for so long now. I keep adding the books to more Amazon cart but never actually order them. I love what you did with this weeks theme!

    The Book Bratz 💗 Our TTT

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  14. Great list! This is just reminding me that I need to read the Murderbot novellas.

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  15. Oh I love your take on this topic! There are so many side characters that I'd love to know more about and while I haven't read any (except the Hunger Games) of these I'm intrigued by all you mention!

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  16. I imagine Finnick's story would be so interesting!

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  17. Great TTT idea--there are always so many side characters that I'd love to learn more about. Totally agree about The Blue Wizards! Finnick would also be a really neat character to learn more about.

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  18. I like your spin on this topic - freebies are so hard for me because I don't read fiction. Luckily this one worked out!

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  19. I wanted Winter Soldier to get the shield, too!! Hopefully the show with him and Falcon will be good.

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  20. Oooh this is a good spin on the topic! I definitely agree about Finnick of course. I would read entire volumes on him! I love that we did get a bit of a deeper look in MJ at least! Also agree with the Wayfarer gang and ART, yesss! I do NOT remember the plesiosaur- was it in book 1? Though to be fair, I don't remember a ton from it, I should get to the next one at some point too.

    Also, I high key feel sometimes that WE are marooned on a lethal planet, so. But also, it's our own fault?

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  21. What a fun topic! I love your take on this! I'd definitely love to know even more about Finnick!

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  22. Like this topic. The sign of a great side character is the fans clamoring for a spinoff, which would allow them to get to know said character/s better.

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  23. I totally want to know more about the Blue Wizards.

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  24. Definitely love Finnick, I'd love to learn more of his story!

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  25. Finnick was my favorite Hunger Games character! I always hoped there would be some kind of prequel book with him as the MC.

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  26. I'm more interested in the title because, without the cover for context, it sounds like a bunch of dudes going to war while they help their friends pick up women lol.

    I haven't read any of the books on your list except The Hunger Games, but I've definitely read about characters who I think have a hidden depth that I'd love to get to know better!

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  27. I've only read Hunger Games and City of the Lost. Both very good in their own way. Yea, we need more background on some of the characters in Armstrong's series. A few are mentioned alot but not fleshed out.

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  28. Really great choice for a topic! I world not mind a book about Finnik alone))

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  29. Yes for Finnick! We had no idea he was so selfless and smart.

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  30. Finnick is such a good pick. I'd love to know more about his backstory. I mean, we know life as a victor wasn't all it was cracked up to be, but I'm still curious about him.

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  31. I don't know all of these characters but I completely agree with you about the ones I do know. Finnick, ART, and Jen are all characters that I think have very big personalities.

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  32. Yes! I'd take more backstory on the Wayfarer crew fir sure! I am saving the Murderbot books for SciFi month. I can hardly wait to read them. 👍✨

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